THE WATER QUESTION.
MESSRS. CAMMELL AND Co.'s
LETTER TO THE LATE CHAIRMAN
OF THE LOCAL BOARD.
Mr. WARWICK, clerk to the Workington Local Board, has been pressing the
local Government Board to send down an inspector for the purposes of inquiry
prior to borrowing £5,000 for the purpose of completing the water scheme from
A notification was received yesterday, (Friday) that Mr. Arnold TAYLOR
would hold an inquiry on November 7th, so that some lively proceedings may be
looked for, as it is understood that Mr. SMITH and those who with him have
opposed the scheme, will make an effort to oppose the borrowing of the money.
A correspondent has forwarded the following, which purports to be a copy
of the now historic letter sent by Messrs. CAMMELL and Co. to Mr. H. BOWES,
chairman of the Local Board, and which found it's way into the pocket of that
gentleman, without being read to the Board: -
"Sir, - The guarantee required by us from the Local Board relative to
the proposal to supply these works with water not being forthcoming, and as we
can no longer delay taking steps to provide ourselves with water, we hereby
intimate that all negotiations between the Local Board and this Company are
now at an end, and that we will proceed to carry out our own plans for